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We Bring You a King With a Head of Gold: Dark Britannica II

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
We Bring You a King with a Head of Gold: Dark Britannica II, the sequel to 2007's John Barleycorn Reborn, collects 34 tracks over two discs that explore the latest in modern U.K. acid-folk. Utilizing both traditional and contemporary folk melodies, and staying true to the pagan mythologies and dark imagery of scenes both past and present, the featured artists, who include Autumn Grieve, the Fates, Tinkerscuss, Kate Harrison, Barron Brady, and more, strike a nice balance between Luddite instrumentation (acoustic guitar and tambourine) and darkwave-inspired goth rock (keyboards, samples), resulting in a solid set of sacrificial crop rock to ring in the solstice ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
We Bring You a King with a Head of Gold: Dark Britannica II, the sequel to 2007's John Barleycorn Reborn, collects 34 tracks over two discs that explore the latest in modern U.K. acid-folk. Utilizing both traditional and contemporary folk melodies, and staying true to the pagan mythologies and dark imagery of scenes both past and present, the featured artists, who include Autumn Grieve, the Fates, Tinkerscuss, Kate Harrison, Barron Brady, and more, strike a nice balance between Luddite instrumentation (acoustic guitar and tambourine) and darkwave-inspired goth rock (keyboards, samples), resulting in a solid set of sacrificial crop rock to ring in the solstice of your choice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Cold Spring
  • UPC: 823566499428
  • Catalog Number: 100
  • Sales rank: 143,532

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Earthen Key - Barron Brady (3:42)
  2. 2 Little Drummer Boy/Anvil - Laienda (5:52)
  3. 3 Blood and Bones - The Rowen Amber Mill (4:49)
  4. 4 The Devil - Tony Wakeford (3:57)
  5. 5 England - Kate Harrison (3:58)
  6. 6 The Hooden Horse/an-Dro - Drohne (3:37)
  7. 7 The Cutty Wren - Corncrow (3:08)
  8. 8 I Shall Leave You There - Sproatly Smith (6:09)
  9. 9 Black Sarah - Tinkerscuss (4:47)
  10. 10 Hear It With My Heart - Cernunnos Rising (3:29)
  11. 11 The Fool of Spring - Mama (2:10)
  12. 12 Green Man - Magicfolk (3:17)
  13. 13 Lost At Ty Canol - Wyrdstone (4:14)
  14. 14 Devon Dream - Emil Brynge (4:53)
  15. 15 Lords and Ladies - Kim Thompsett (3:40)
  16. 16 Always Be Ours - Dragon Spirit (3:57)
  17. 17 Jack the Mommet - Natasha Tranter (4:47)
  18. 18 Ancient Landscapes - Touch the Earth (3:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ye Mariners All - Relig Oran (4:37)
  2. 2 Within Hollows - Autumn Grieve (4:56)
  3. 3 Searching For Lambs - Ian McKone (3:10)
  4. 4 Manningham Blues - John Parker (3:55)
  5. 5 The Tyburn Sisters - Rattlebag (2:52)
  6. 6 The Song of the Fates - The Fates (3:30)
  7. 7 The Three Ravens - The Hare And The Moon (2:44)
  8. 8 Lynx - The Kittiwakes (4:10)
  9. 9 Robin Sick and Weary - Venereum Arvum (6:24)
  10. 10 Fithfath - Telling the Bees (3:18)
  11. 11 The Wind Knows - Richard Masters (5:33)
  12. 12 Mother Carey's Chicks - Demdyke (6:17)
  13. 13 Oh Earthly Man - Beneath The Oak (4:12)
  14. 14 A Wee Brown Cow - Sedayne : Sundog (6:24)
  15. 15 Swan and the Minotaur (Troubled Man) - Ruby Throat (3:14)
  16. 16 Ribbons of Green/the Dream Waltz - Jennifer Crook (6:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Hunter Bouzouki, Vocals
Chris Harrison Background Vocals
Bethany Porter Cello, Background Vocals
Robert Harbron Concertina
Colin Fletcher Bass
Jane Griffiths Fiddle
Richard Masters Guitar, Vocals, Box
Sarah McQuaid Guitar, Vocals
Tiffany Bryant Flute
Jennifer Crook Guitar, Vocals, celtic harp
Andy Jarvis Percussion
Philip Butler Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Natasha Tranter Vocals
John Parker Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Autumn Grieve Guitar, Vocals
Bryony Holden Vocals, Shruti Box
Andy Renshaw Percussion, Bodhran, Tongue Drum
Andy Letcher Bagpipes
Andrew Keith Lucas Background Vocals
Kim Guy Guitar, Vocals
Kathryn Wheeler Violin, Vocals
Kate Denny Violin, Vocals
Josie Wexler Fiddle
Josie Webber Cello
Jo Veal Clarinet
Jim Jarrett Mandolin
Jill Cumberbatch Guitar, Background Vocals
Jem Scott Bouzouki, Vocals
Jacqui Fitzgerald Vocals
Faith Brooker Vocals
Erin Holden Guitar, Octave Mandola
Craigus Barry Balalaika, Background Vocals
Zoë Pollock Ukulele, Vocals
Viv Weller Mandolin
Thomas Collison Percussion, Background Vocals
Terry Stacey Bass, Percussion
Stephen Stannard Bouzouki, Guitar, Strings
Siân Hayward Vocals
Si Barron Guitar, Vocals
Ross Bambrey Guitar
Ros Brady Harmonium, Vocals
Rhianon Buck Violin
Philip G. Martin Guitar, Vocals, Hurdy-Gurdy, Cittern
Phil Baber Percussion
Paul Dye Bells
Nina Bambrey Vocals
Martyn Kember Fiddle
Malcolm J. Laws Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Flute, Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Lynne Heffernan Vocals
Liz Goepel Violin
Technical Credits
Jim Pierce Engineer
Cliff Stapleton Composer
Traditional Composer
Keith Angel Producer
Andy McDuffie Composer
RIchard Jones Engineer
Richard Masters Arranger, Composer
Peter Rophone Composer
Sarah McQuaid Composer
Jennifer Crook Composer
Kim Thompsett Composer
M. Raven Composer
The Kittiwakes Arranger
The Hare And The Moon Composer
Relig Oran Arranger
Philip Butler Composer, Producer, Engineer
Natasha Tranter Engineer
Kate Harrison Composer, Engineer
John Parker Composer
The Fates Arranger
Barron Brady Composer
Autumn Grieve Composer
Abby Helasdottir Artwork
Ben Glover Composer
Kim Guy Engineer
Kate Denny Composer
Josie Wexler Arranger
Joe Driver Engineer
Jo Veal Arranger
Jim Jarrett Whistle
Clive Murrell Composer
Zoë Pollock Composer
Thomas Collison Engineer
Stephen Stannard Composer, Producer
Sörgsen Tön Composer
Simon Collins Liner Notes
Roger McKone Producer
Philip G. Martin Arranger, Composer, Producer
Paul Dye Producer
Oskar Silen Engineer
Martin Stansbury Producer, Engineer
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